Thursday, 24 January 2013

Far Far Away

Hello January! You are mostly bitterly cold, and you make me want to stay indoors and sew quilty things. I've been entirely neglecting the internet this winter. I never actually got around to photographing my second Christmas quilt properly (I finished it on New Year's Eve!) but this week I have my official first finish of the year to share.

My Far Far Away Quilt. Made from my last little stack of Heather Ross double gauze, and some fantastic soft denims. There are a few pieces of FFA linen in there too and just a little bit of quilting cotton.

 Binding is Free Spirit Designer Solid in Chartreuse. I am really enjoying bright solid bindings on my small quilts. I particularly love this bright green with the blue and white backing fabric.

The quilt back is made from one piece of Denyse Schmidt voile, which is amazingly soft and silky, and was a pleasure to hand quilt. I quilted my favourite baptist fan pattern using white Aurifi 12 wt thread.

This little quilt is the softest most inviting quilt I have ever made. It measures 28.5 by 34.5 inches and has been listed in my etsy shop here. I have also listed a few mini quilts and dolly sweaters :)


  1. Beautiful!! I have yet to use voile as a backing but really need to give it a try. Stay warm! xx

  2. Thanks so much! I really wish this quilt were big enough to justify keeping it for myself :) Voile backings are amazing, I'll definitely be doing that again. Plus the voiles are wide enough to back a lap quilt with no piecing. I'm staying in my tiny studio with my trusty heater today. Only opening the door for snacks and coffee.